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Introduction to COST351 WATMOVE

Andrew Dawson
University of Nottingham (Chairman)

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Water Movements in Road Pavements & Embankments

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What is COST ?
~ COST stands for Co-Operation in the field of Science and Technology ~ Virtually all European Countries (not only EU) are members ~ Projects are proposed by member countries (bottom-up) ~ Interested countries join specific projects ~ Participants represent their countries

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How does it work ?


~ By love! ~ COST pays travel & subsistence to meet, employer organisations effectively fund staff
~ Some get state support to participate

~ Level of support doesnt meet need ~ So, effectively done by enthusiasts ~ Final output tends to be a statement of best practice
~ Performed by steering panel of experts, ~ Not by a contractor!

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What is COST 351 ?


~ COST 351 is on Water Movements in Road Pavements and Embankments ~ Initial proposal by Kent Gustafson (VTI) ~ Coverage:
~ Moisture content in base / sub-base / nearpavement subgrade ~ Water flows in these areas and in pavement drainage systems ~ Water quality

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Subgrade water

Drains

Contaminated run-off that seeps into the pavement ... but not surface drainage

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Swales interest us when the water seeps into the pavement structure

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Aims
~ Overall aim
~ to provide information and methods for improved road behaviour, mechanically and environmentally

~ To be achieved by
~ Determining best-practice/understanding in the areas of
~ Water content/movement modelling ~ Water content/movement measurement ~ Contaminant leaching/transport ~ Mechanical properties as a function of moisture

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Some Features .
~ Zone of interest:
~ where influenced by traffic, ~ To the water table for contaminant seepage,

~ Will draw on in-situ performance data whenever possible, ~ Include run-off water only as an input for contaminant movement, ~ Heat-flow studied to understand water flow driven by freezing or thawing. ~ Will produce a textbook, suitable for practising engineers,

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Timetable
~ Started 17th December 2003 ~ Ends 16th December 2006 ~ First year complete
~ Report available ~ from our web-site www.watmove.org

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Membership
~ 18 National Members
Belgium Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Greece Iceland Norway Poland Portugal

Romania Serbia & Montenegro Slovenia Spain

Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

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Membership ~ Pavement Engineers ~ Geologists ~ Environmental Scientists & Engineers ~ Materials Engineers ~ Regulatory interests ~ Owner interests ~ Academic interests

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Organisation
~ Working Group 1 Questionnaires
~ Susanne Baltzer (Danish Road Institute)

~ Working Group 2 Water condition and movement definition and modeling


~ Prof. Sigurdur Erlingsson (Univ. Iceland)

~ Working Group 3 Water quality


~ Dr. Mihael Brencic (Geological Survey of Slovenia)

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Organisation (cont)
~ Working Group 4 Material properties as a function of moisture content
~ Prof. Robert Charlier (Univ. Lige, Belgium)

~ Working Group 5 Dissemination & Reporting


~ Andrew Dawson (Univ. Nottingham, UK)

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Book Contents
1. Purpose 2. Introduction 3. Water flow theory in saturated and unsaturated soils 4. Heat transfer in soils 5. Measurements techniques for water flow 6. Computer modelling for water movement and heat transfer in pavements 7. Contamination of water and soil 8. Contamination detection & evaluation

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Book Contents

(cont)

9. The mechanical effects of water in pavement. 10. Mechanical behaviour: experimental investigation. 11. Coupled hydro - mechanical modelling of pavement materials 12. Applications: water influence on bearing capacity and pavement performance 13. Advice on control of pavement water 14. Advice on pollution mitigation 15. Summary, conclusions & recommendations

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Programme ~ Management Committee


~ 2x per annum

~ Working Group
~ 3x per annum

~ Technical Interaction ~ Social Interaction


~ Particularly important to develop understanding
~ of different disciplines ~ of different technical cultures

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The Social Dimension ....

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The Management Committee at the Portuguese Road Institute Institute

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What next ?
~ Please visit our web-site www.watmove.org ~ Please fill in a questionnaire .. when you get a copy by e-mail ~ Ask to go on our mailing list
~ e-mail: sub@vd.dk

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